Federation Walk
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 172 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

  • End:

  • Location: The Spit

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  • Distance from CBD: 77.4 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.961277

  • Longitude: 153.4282565

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Federation Walk is a 7km, grade 2 one way hike, located in The Spit, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Federation Walk is a 3.5 kilometre pedestrian walkway located on a natural section of the area known as The Spit. Federation Walk begins at a fig tree in the parking lot opposite the entrance to Sea World. The walk continues through patches of rainforest where regular community planting days are held. After leaving the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, the walk continues under the sand bypass jetty and along the pathway to the southern training wall of the Gold Coast Seaway. The tip of the walk is at the end of the Gold Coast ocean way from where you can take in spectacular views of the coastline.

About the region

“The Spit” is the northern most section of the famous Gold Coast stretch of beach incorporating Main Beach and Surfers Paradise all the way south to Coolangatta. As the name suggests, The Spit extends into the seaway and is the gateway between the Gold Coast Broadwater and the open ocean.

The area near the seaway is currently used for public parklands (Doug Jennings Park on the Broadwater and Philip Park on the ocean side) making it a popular location for picnics, fishing, boating, dog walking and relaxing.

A walkway adjacent to the sand pumping jetty gives visitors access to the ‘off leash’ dog beach which is very popular on weekends. Pop into the Seaway Kiosk, which is famous for its crab sandwiches.

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